The Unfinished Project: Towards a Postmetaphysical Humanism

Routledge (2001)
Abstract
As humanity becomes increasingly interconnected through globalization, the question of whether community is possible within culturally diverse societies has returned as a principal concern for contemporary thought. Lorenzo Simpson charges that the current discussion is stuck at an impasse-between postmodernism's fragmented notions of cultural difference and humanism's homogeneous versions of community. Simpson proposes an alternative-one that bridges cultural differences without erasing them. He argues that we must establish common aesthetic and ethical standards incorporating sensitivity to difference if we are to achieve cross-cultural understanding
Keywords Humanism  Postmodernism
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Call number B821.S546 2001
ISBN(s) 0415916372   9780415916370   9781135243029
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